Sathya Sai Baba Deceptions Exposed

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Yet more Sai Baba illicit valuables found

Posted by robertpriddy on July 20, 2011

The 4th round of searches were carried out yesterday, this time in Poornachandra Hall rooms and few rooms in the second wing of the palatial Yajur mandir. Total haul was around 740 kgs of silver, 2 diamond studded gold crowns, heavy cash, and thousands of expensive silk clothes. These were illicitly collected because all donations had to be recorded and all monies had to be submitted via cheque. No record or cheques exist!

At the moment, the complete seizure in 4 rounds adds to more than 150 kg of gold, 1600 kg of silver, around Rs 20 crores in cash, many bags of diamonds (not valued).

The Sai trust is somewhat panicky about the possible legal ramifications now and have passed a “resolution” asking for the green rooms of Kulwant Hall, the VIP guest house Shanti Nivas inside PN, Sai Baba’s residence at Whitefield, Brindavan and Sai Shruti at Kodaikanal also to be searched. A suitcase containing Rs 27 lakhs donated by some “top cricketer” was found (Sachin Tendulkar, V V S Laxman?) and a whole range of other valuables and goods (see below)

A private source informs us that Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy is very angry at all the happenings around Sai Central Trust and is not keen on meeting the Sai Trustees and getting entangled in that controversy because they have created public anger in his state of Andhra Pradesh just as he is a few months into the Chief Minister’s office. His image as a politician who is “seen as putting things down with an iron hand” doesn’t bode well for the Sai Trust.
The following comment to the article in the Hindu puts the matter very succinctly:-



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Strong Sai Baba sex abuse testimony from ex-‘form boy’

Posted by robertpriddy on May 10, 2011

Another communication from the Indian ex-student using the pen-name ‘Raman Sharma’ (whose full identity is known to us with certainty but who is in need of continued protection from aggressive Sai Baba devotees). This testimony makes it evident that the extent of Sathya Sai Baba’s reported sexual activities, and his true nature behind ‘the curtains and doors of shame’ is far worse than has generally been recognized.

Hi Conny, 
Nice to receive your email. I do hope you are also forwarding them to Robert Priddy. In this email I wish to bring you some of the personal opinion Sai Baba had about preachers of other religions which I have heard him repeat many times to select few form boys (including myself, of course). Many times he did speak these opinions of his personally to us when he or his close servitors sodomized others.

Firstly, Swami was of the firm opinion that Jesus Christ was a homosexual and that he had sex frequently with other twelve disciples or amongst themselves.I have never heard him say anything about the controversy regarding Mary Magdalene as it is difficult for him to accept normal heterosexuality.

Secondly, Sai Baba held the view that lord Krishna had homosexual relations with Arjuna and they were therefore very close friends.

Thirdly, he brings the same associations to Sri Shirdi Sai Baba of whom he professes to be a reincarnation.

Fourthly, according to swami, Sri Aurobindo had sexual relations with Mother of the Aurobindo ashram and when Sai Baba visited them in the 1940s, he took Sri Aurobindo to task for leading such a life.
Similarly, he firmly believed that Swami Vivekananda had sexual relations with sister Nivedita and Yogananda had such relations with Daya Mata. He also blamed Iskon Prabhupada for bringing promiscuity in his kirtans and open mixing of men and women.

Since my eighth standard I had sex with few of his form boys and they all told me that swami called it ‘Love’ and only the “invisible Swami” knows and not the physical swami. I am ashamed of my life then. I always thought that I was a sinner, till my post graduation after becoming a form boy myself. Swami knew of my relations with one or two close form boys.

I remember one elder brother who used to hug me and kiss me a lot when I was in eighth at Parthi. He was very violent while having sex but i developed a feeling of attraction towards him. One day He pulled my organ very hard. It started to bleed and he ran away. I felt like fainting yet, I collected myself and went to Mr. Sooryanarayana, the office accountant and told him that I had fallen down while urinating and so was bleeding. He gave me an ointment and after some days of applying it, I became normal.  I really started enjoying this kind of sex in hostel after ninth Class.  Our batch had many form boys and one boy who was close to swami then opened his underwear in front of me,of course it was strange for I had considered him pure.  A teacher Mr. Shailesh Srivastava spoke many time in our class as parayana on Baba saying that Swami was beyond reproach even if he commits adultery or murder as he is God and we must have full faith in him always. Though I developed such habits, I still considered myself a sinner and thought myself purified whenever I got a chance to hand him a letter or to touch his feet.(it was only much later n my post graduation first year that i came to know that swami was doing all such things with close form boys and I started t feel the unnaturalness of the whole thing). Consequently, when after my own investigation and further knowledge it was made clear to me that I had come toot near fire and must go back. I was left all alone in the world…

Dear Conny,
Let me tell you I am ashamed of my past but I would like secrecy for the sake of my family and myself. Already I have had few problems with the members of the organisations. I will reveal further as I feel people must know what creature SB is but I do not wish to divulge my name or whereabouts for the sake of my family.

I had given up the dirty habit I developed at Parthi. I do visit the Shirdi Sai temple as I feel that Shri Shirdi Sai Baba must not be confused with Sathya (or should I say ASATHYA, FALSE Sai Baba of Puttaparthi). One fine day, I got the Inspiration in a Shirdi Baba temple. I had a very strong experience before that to burn this dirty habit in his dhuni and focus my thoughts on leading a good life.  I am sorry as I feel I will hurt many sentiments but truth is truth and must be made known.
(signed)

The depth of self-examination of this unfortunate victim of Sai Baba’s terrible college regime is unrelenting and his admirable honesty is plain to see. It gives a taste of the personal problems with which so many former students of Sathya Sai Baba have to struggle – in similar ways to the countless victims of Roman Catholic and other sectarian sexual abuses on a major scale. There is no wonder that most of them are so far unready and unwilling to stand forth with their evidence, considering the current hateful climate against defectors and dissidents among so many remaining followers. Above all, since ex-students have been murdered, virtually under the nose of Sathya Sai Baba who knew all that was happening while they were relentlessly executed in his bedroom apartment, it is not safe to speak up in India and may not be so for a long time yet. We in the exposé have long known of such matters through this kind of testimony, only a portion of which has been posted previously. At some date in future the Sathya Sai Baba viper’s nest will be exposed to a much wider extent than today, and large-scale financial compensation may well be sought eventually.

It is, moreover, known from an impeccable research report into sexual and physical abuse in India that homosexual child abuse is rife in India. Study on Child Abuse: INDIA 2007  About this damning report, the BBC commented: “A study into child abuse in India has found that more than half the children questioned said they had been sexually abused. Researchers spoke to more than twelve thousand children. Two-thirds said they’d experienced physical abuse. India’s Minister for Child Development, Renuka Chowdury, called the findings disturbing and said it was time to end the conspiracy of silence surrounding child abuse.” (Damian Grammaticus) The extremely revealing research was commissioned by the Ministry of Women and Child Development of the Government of India and carried out by independent researchers. It is supported by Save the Children and UNICEF and is a major and authoritative and highly representative social psychological study which goes into great detail and spans the whole of India: see the whole report in its systematic detail at http://www.wcd.nic.in/childabuse.pdf

Fifty-three per cent of India’s forty million children claim to have been sexually abused, mostly by a person known to them! That is over 20 million child victims!. But most of the children never reported their trauma, such is the taboo around the subject. Two-thirds of the children said they’d suffered physical abuse, in most cases being beaten by a parent or teacher. The government is now drawing up a new child protection law, but too late for millions whose childhood has already been lost. Those engaged in bringing the facts to light about Sathya Sai Baba have long been pointing out the extreme taboo around the subject of child sex abuse, especially the many abuses so widely and credibly alleged by many of the injured parties about Sathya Sai Baba’s sexual use of boys and young men.

Dr. Naresh Bhatia was a very close devotee and servitor of Sai Baba through many years and told the Daily Telegraph reporter, Mick Brown – plus various others who contacted him after he was banned from the ashram – that he had been a sexual partner of Sathya Sai Baba for years. He stated that he knew well that Sathya Sai had the sexual use of at least several of his college boys daily through many years! But because the prestige of so many gullible and self-seeking Indian politicians and judges, they have done everything to cover up the facts and have quashed all investigations and even a Supreme Court petition. Even Dr. Bhatia has – after physical threats – fallen silent and has been ‘persuaded’ by Sai officials not to dare to speak out further.


You can see a selected list of prominent signers of the Petition here.

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Anti-cult organizations should step up warnings on the Sai Baba people

Posted by robertpriddy on May 8, 2011

The famous Rick Ross anti-cult activist has a posting on his website which is still as valid as when it was first made:-

“The people behind Sai Baba’s myth and money-machine should be prosecuted. But that’s hard to do when they are the law.
9 billion in Sai Baba wealth can buy a lot of graft and bribes. Some people will do terrible things for that kind of money, or for a lot less.

It really is a terrible situation. People need to be warned to keep their children far away from any Sai Baba org center, especially in India. As if its true that the Sai Baba inner circle is committing similar sexual abuses.
And other vulnerable people need to be warned to stay away from the Sai Baba organization, as many of them have had all of their money taken, and then were cast aside.
Sai Baba is not going away, the Sai Baba Org is going to keep on pushing their agenda, and collecting money, some being used for visible “charity” to deflect criticism, and the rest being handed over to friends for contracts, kickbacks..uh donations. But all governments should warn their citizens to stay away from the Sai Baba ashram for all the reports of sexual abuse of children.”

(http://forum.rickross.com/read.php?12,91693,page=8)

This remains valid because there are many reports from ex-students who have contacted anti-cult activists who tell that sexual abuse is rife within Sai colleges in Prashanthi Nilayam and Brindavan.

Here is an excerpt from an account made by a former student – now an academic – who has been in regular contact with well known ex-follower Conny Larsson by phone and e-mail and with myself for several years. We know his real identity and can confirm that he is a real person, but we must protect him from aggressive Sai stalkers and continued harassment by fanatical Sai Baba devotees where he is in India:-

I have been accused from the “people of the 5 Human Values” of all sort of things and foremost even threatened for my life. These stalkers that has been paid by the Sai org. is terrible people that also was my former close friends within the Sai org.  But what more could one expect from people devoted to a Rakshasa like Sai Baba. He ones told my when I told him that I loved him, ” yes I now, my food is your thoughts” I almost fainted out of satisfaction, could you believe how gullible I was.  Seduced both physically, spiritually and mentally. The so called “seva” within his org. is just a mumbo jumbo that never existed so far.

I am really at pains to understand that one of my closest friends(name given but undisclosed here), who personally told me about the private goings on is still a believer, though I sympathize with him. It can be due to the fact that his father was given free hospital treatment and I believe he has received other benefits . There was also (name undisclosed). They are still my friends  and so it is difficult to come out in the open.

(‘Raman Sharma’ tells next of how a close relative of his was a prominent official in the Sathya Sai Organisation but left after he told her of his experiences. They were ostracized by all former Sai Baba friends and none bothered to ask after his relative’s health after a cancer operation. After I came out my mother left the organisation and many senior member spoke ill about us. Even when she was operated upon for cancer in 2008,none of those so called sai-friends were considerate enough even to enquire about her welfare.)I also had a miraculous escape in a way when I had confronted the hostel warden directly (it’s a long story of my own humiliations and shady living and things to which I was introduced as a kid in my eight standard by older boys and close friends). I still recollect another Mephistopheles of SB, Nanjundaiaah, the controller of examinations at the university speaking to our class that “Swami is pure innocence, you students by your association and dirty thoughts are spoiling him and his innocence” referring to the talk that was spreading at the college.

They misbehaved with students whenever rumours or truth about SSB started spreading in the hostel. Earlier SSB use to himself do this job by publicly humiliating those students and expelling them, thereby spoiling their careers. How many days of psychological trauma and torture good students have suffered! If I remember correctly, it was in June 2000 during the summer course (or was it 1999) two Brindavan form boys (who slept with SB) were taken ill. When checked, they were found to be HIV positive. I don’t know what happened to them, but SB was very upset with them and threw them out. I think this information was totally suppressed. In India the atmosphere is such that even people like us who know facts doubts ourselves at times.  I do hope and pray that God does not allow India to be a global superpower, otherwise it has everything in it to corrupt the rest of the world. The famous authour Nirad C Chaudhuri used a term MEGALOMANIA(In his own words he explained that just as an individual can be overtaken by madness, entire groups of people can grow mad). In India we have no dearth of politicians going collectively mad and so also credulous  people in general. At least Nehru, for all his shortcomings never bowed down to irrationality just as his party supremos like PM Manmohan Singh  and Sonia Gandhi did recently by Bowing down at the corpse of dead Sathya sai Baba.

Yesterday, I was going through the exbaba site and the account of SB’s sibling Janakiramiah’s death. I noticed two points: Firstly, While Janakiramiah lay dying, people were allowed to see him in the ICU at SSSIHMS. I really fail to understand why are the devotees not being allowed now.  Secondly, there was a reference of a bloated Janakiramaiah’s body being sent back to his residence at Parthi. I would like to bring to your notice about another death at the hospital. It concerns prof. Kailash Kumar Aurora, one of the professors’ of English at the Institute. I heard about his death when I had gone to parthi last in 2004. He also died at SSSIHMS and some students who saw him (may be at the hospital) repeatedly confirmed that his body had bloated up unnaturally. I do know of the fact that many permanent members at the ashram or evn students never wanted to go to SSSIHMS for treatment because the Hospital was famous for giving wrong injections or medications to the patients. I personally hold the view that SB knew of these goings-on at the hospital and never wanted any major achievement of the hospital to be highlighted in public.>Also, returning to the sequence of my older emails, somewhere around 1990 there was a student called Ramesh from Andhra who use to terrorize me and have sex. He never allowed me to go to class and I was really afraid of him, I don’t know for what, I think most of them knew of SB and I am surprised that even on Facebook none of the old Sai students are showing any serious concern about swami’s health. I think it was in my tenth that I started enjoying sex with males after being forced to do it in eighth and ninth. I even stopped going home during holidays in the pretext of staying with swami and my parents being devotees could not imagine about what was happening to me.I remember praying to SB that my parents should die so that I could enjoy life on my own, such was my foolishness. These memories are indeed painful but I can certainly say that I have restrained myself from doing it with younger folks at Parthi. Somehow I always had the feeling that it was wrong.

Another Indian ex-student of Sai Baba with whom I am in regular contact and whose genuineness I tested by asking questions about a student from Prashanthi Nilayam college I once knew there from before he began at the college whose time overlapped his, and he gave me the right answers: writes:-

“SB will no longer molest young boys! I hope the trust can continue to work efficiently providing service activities to people in need.  Seeing the outpouring of love and affection for the departed soul, how I wish he were really a saint! Having heard first hand accounts of his lecherous acts from victims who were my friends in college, I simply cannot forgive him for the way he wrecked so many young boys’ lives.
Truth is what it is, and instead of ignoring it or overlooking it, one must be courageous enough to face it and accept it. I appreciate the outstanding efforts put in by you and other leaders of the Sai expose movement on the internet. Thanks to your efforts, SB is known as “the god man who did good social work but was also haunted by allegations of grave, serious crimes”.  His heinous crimes will forever be part of his legacy.”

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Sathya Sai Baba illness worsens

Posted by robertpriddy on April 11, 2011

As expected by those who are not deluded into thinking that Sathya Sai Baba is an omnipotent God whose words must always somehow come true – such as his various predictions of age at death (anything from from 92 to 96), he has relapsed. Multiple organ failure is the term – now even his liver is damaged, and he has contracted jaundice… while his kidneys are still not functioning well enough to take him off dialysis, nor his lungs adequate without ventilation. All this can be read about as follows:-


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Sathya Sai Baba explains water scarcity cause

Posted by robertpriddy on March 22, 2011

“Divine resolve is always true resolve. Remember there is nothing that divine power cannot accomplish. It can transmute earth into sky and sky into earth. To doubt this is to prove that you are too weak to grasp great things, the grandeur of the universe.” (43rd birthday Discourse, 23 November 1968)

K. Chackravathy, former head of Rayalaseema Drinking Water Project, subsequent head of Prashanthi Nilayam ashram. Formerly dismissed from Government post for embezzlement.

Incompetence and corruption of entrepreneurs beyond Sai Baba’s omnipotent control?
The Rayalaseema drinking water project was financed by donations from followers of Sathya Sai Baba and began in 1996.  Only in a fraction of the villages where it was supposed to be installed, leading to many disturbances by divers villagers in the Rayalaseema area variously reported in the local press. The water was very unevenly distributed, with the Prashanthi Nilayam ashram being a main beneficiary. All that is carefully suppressed by the Sathya Sai authorities in their lavish hand-outs and web pages praising the project to heaven. Nonetheless, this has done a lot of good to some villagers. Already in 1996, the Sathya Sai Rayalaseema Water Project was shown to be failing considerably due to unforeseen natural circumstances, as the report from Andhra Pradesh Regional News Network showed. Further, he had not predicted – nor miraculously altered – what proved to be a drastically sinking water table nor did he have any effect on flawed engineering plans or the many corrupt entrepreneurs involved! Sai Baba proclaimed that he has come to restore Sathya  (truth) and Dharma (righteousness)  – and he promised he wouldn’t travel abroad until everything was cleared up in India. Those who believe in his words and accept that water scarcity is due to decline of Sathya and Dharma will have to realize eventually that his mission has hardly made any progress in India, far less in the world.

The water projects in Rayalaseema, Andhra Pradesh, Medak and Mahabubnagar, and the canal repair for Chennai financed by followers of Sathya Sai Baba and named after him are no doubt admirable for those who suffer water shortages and now receive more than before. Much was achieved, while much went wrong, and no one connected with Sathya Sai Baba is allowed to mention anything negative about these projects, which are widely promoted as ‘Divine Miracles’. This article is therefore simply to help correct some of this totally one-sided propaganda. I repeat, this is not to denigrate the good intentions of those who donated (including myself!) nor whatever positive results have been achieved.  Rather, it is simply to counterbalance the mendacious aspects of Sai Baba projects and what most of the Indian media have become afraid to publish concerning anything critical of what government-protected Sathya Sai Baba says or does and so contributes to many public misconceptions. It is carefully covered up that Puttaparthi has since the project began been experiencing severe water problems, despite the ‘Divine Avatar’ promises and claims of infallibility (see Sathya Sai Baba – insider report)

Further, these Sai water projects do not compare in size or cost with the truly huge water projects carried out by the authorities in the same region (Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu). The running of the Rayalaseema water project had to be handed over to the AP Government due to maintenance problems etc. All this is a rather poor showing for an omnipotent avatar whose mission is no less than to transform humanity, is it not?

Illustrating the absurd simplicity of Sai Baba’s claims and the short-sightedness of his project in view of the actual problems and limitation concerning water in Andhra Pradesh and adjacent regions, Serguei Badaev – former President of the Moscow Sathya Sai Centre of Russia wrote:-

A press release from the Worldwatch Institute (September 23, 1999) states: “As world population approaches 6 billion on October 12, water tables are falling on every continent, major rivers are drained dry before
they reach the sea and millions of people lack enough water to satisfy basic needs.”  In India the situation is very serious due to its vast arid areas and increasing population. Scarcity of water is a part of a global environmental
crisis and is of utmost importance for the humanity survival. The Financial Express (India) has written: “According to the ministry of water resources, ground water level in 16 states dipped to more than four metres in the period 1981-2000″., while according to a BBC correspondent “Water shortages are likely to emerge as the major environmental challenge for India in the new millennium.” http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/732302.stm

Sathya Sai Baba (SSB) has proclaimed himself a Supreme Incarnation of God (Purna Avatar) who is omniscient (all-knowing) and has come to save humanity. It is quite interesting to see what his explanation of the water deficit problem is. The following arehis words from his discourse of 6th May 2000.- “Why does water scarcity arise? When there is a decline in Sathya (Truth) and Dharma (Righteousness), the level of water in the earth also declines. As compassion and love have diminished in human heart, water has become scarce. This problem is not due divine fury as some people may imagine. It is because of the rise in evil qualities in man. If people strictly adhere to the path of truth and righteousness, there will never be water scarcity.” (Sanathana Sarathi, v.43, June 2000, #6, p.165)
Applying this to the real situation in India and especially in Andhra Pradesh, where SSB lives, it sounds as an inexcusable oversimplification. Below are some causes which are mentioned by specialists in various publications. It is clear that water scarcity is a complex problem and simplistic approaches to solve it cannot be effective.

1) Population growth followed by increased water consumption “In India…the pumping of underground water is now estimated to be double the rate of aquifer recharge from rainfall. The International Water Management Institute, the world’s premier water research group, estimates that India’s grain harvest could be reduced by up to one fourth as a result of aquifer depletion. In a country adding 18 million people per year, this is not good news.” (Lester R. Brown and Brian Halweil POPULATIONS OUTRUNNING WATER SUPPLY AS WORLD HITS 6 BILLION www.worldwatch.org/alerts/990923.html

2) Over exploitation of the ground water “One of the biggest hurdles in addressing the problems related to ground water shortage is that replenishment of groundwater and augmentation of water supplies is primarily the state government’s responsibility. Ground water exploitation has gone unchecked over the last decade which has now forced the Central Ground Water Authority to advise the state governments to take measures to check over-exploitation of ground water”.

3) Disputes and irregularities in sharing water of the rivers going through neighbouring states “The last few months have witnessed highly tense relations between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu over the release of water for saving the paddy crops in the Cauvery delta in the latter. … Such problems are not confined to these two States alone. There are problems between Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu and the like. It is not unusual to see the occurrence of severe drought in some parts of the country, while certain other parts are ravaged by floods.

It is time the policy-makers think of a permanent solution to this problem which has become as perennial as the Himalayan rivers. The only tangible solution lies in creating the required infrastructure to divert the surplus waters available in one part of the country to the deficit areas.”( THE HINDU, Tuesday, Oct 08, 2002)(see also THE HINDU, Sunday, Oct 13, 2002).
4) Urbanisation and industrialisation
“In addition to population growth, urbanisation and industrialisation also expand the demand for water. As developing country villagers, traditionally reliant on the village well, move to urban high-rise apartment buildings with indoor plumbing, their residential water use can easily triple. Industrialisation takes even more water than urbanisation.” and ” In the increasingly intense competition for water among sectors, agriculture almost always loses. The 1,000 tons of water used in India to produce one ton of wheat worth perhaps $200 (Rs. 10,000) can also be used to expand industrial output by $10,000 (Rs. 5,00,000), or 50 times as much. This ratio helps explain why, in the American West, the sale of irrigation water rights by farmers to cities is an almost daily occurrence.” (THE HINDU, Sunday, August 05, 2001)

5) Increasing water pollution “The most common method of disposal of solid municipal waste in India is by deposition in landfills. In order to minimise the impact of such landfills on groundwater quality and the environment in general it is necessary to properly design and build these facilities to prevent pollution and put in place strict management controls to ensure they are operated correctly. Unfortunately this is rarely done as few towns and industries in the country make the necessary effort to ensure thattheir solid waste is treated or disposed of in a proper manner. The principal threat to groundwater comes from inadequately controlled landfills where leachate generated from the fill material is allowed to escape to the surrounding and underlying ground. The chemical composition of such leachate depends on the nature and age of the landfill and the leaching rate. Most leachates emanating from municipal solid wastes are not only high in organic content but also contain some toxic material. Leachates from solid wastes of industrial origin, however, often contain a much higher proportion of toxic constituents, such as metals and organic pollutants.” Here are mentioned a few things that are essential in water shortage problems in India. Among others are deforestation, and lack of rainfall conservation activity (see e.g. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/732464.stm). Quite often simple and effective solutions are overlooked and very expensive irrigation projects are implemented instead.

“They have continued to overlook simple and effective methods like a series of small water storage tanks, the recharging of village wells whose water percolates the ground and replenishes underground reservoirs for drinking and irrigation purposes. Over the years, however, traditional storage tanks and ponds have silted and dried up. In Andhra Pradesh alone, a majority of the 52,000 water tanks have more or less silted up.”

From the examples above it is clear that, though the water scarcity problem has an ethical dimension, it is very complicated and includes interrelated economic, sociological, geographical and political aspects.

See also:-

Sathya Sai Baba Drinking Water Project


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Tal Brooke – Avatar of Night excerpts

Posted by robertpriddy on March 21, 2011

Original edition of ‘Avatar of Night’

The following are excerpts from Tal Brooke’s book “Lord of the air”. Tal Brooke first published his main whistle-blowing book on Sathya Sai Baba under the title ‘Avatar of Night – The Hidden Side of Sai Baba’. in 198,  Tamang Paperbacks ISBN 0-7069-1483-X)  It was apparently the first  published account of Sai Baba’s sexual molestation .The Sai Baba forces in India bought up every copy as soon as possible to destroy them, so it became unavailable. It has since been republished. The book covers Brooke’s involvement with Sathya Sai Baba as one of the earliest western devotees who came very close to Sai Baba. He tells of the many months of involvement with his supposed enlightened master on into a dark spirituality and psycho-physical exhaustion from the psychological stress induced by the master combined with malnutrition from the cheap food in Sai Baba’s canteens.

The pivotal fact about Tal Brooke’s disaffection is that it took place before he became converted in any way to Christianity. Despite this, he has been attacked widely by defenders of Sathya Sai Baba as being a “Christian fundamentalist”. That is, however, entirely irrelevant to his actual experiences at the time and his account of those event, even though he later interpreted the former events to some degree in terms of Christian beliefs.

Excerpts”Lord of the Air” by Tal Brooke, who first published his main whistle-blowing book on Sathya Sai Baba under the title ‘Avatar of Night – The Hidden Side of Sai Baba’. in 1982, Tamang Paperbacks ISBN 0-7069-1483-X)  It was apparently the first English account published on Sai Baba’s sexual molestation. The Sai Baba forces in India bought up every copy as soon as possible to destroy them, so it became unavailable. It has since been republished under various titles.

The account covers Brooke’s involvement with Sathya Sai Baba as one of the earliest western devotees who came very close to Sai Baba. He tells of the many months of involvement with his supposed enlightened master on into a dark spirituality and psycho-physical exhaustion from the psychological stress induced by the master combined with malnutrition from the cheap food in Sai Baba’s canteens.

from chapter 7, pages 103 to 105
[Tal Brooke is in interview with Sai Baba] However as I stood before Baba this time, I was far less satisfied about myself. Whether it was my increasing alienation from Herman and Gill or such elementary crimes as oversleeping that morning, I wasn’t sure. I felt vulnerable.
[Baba asks] “What do you want?” This was my second magic wish. “Baba, I can’t stand the evil in myself. Help me get rid or it and other obstacles. Anything that holds me back.” “Yes, Yes” “Baba, I really want victory this time, too many failures in the past. I want to be certain.”
In patient understanding, Baba abstracted over my sins. “Too many bad thoughts, impure sanskaras (traits from past lives). Mind running around like a monkey. Thoughts of material things, anger, ego, jealousy, hate, quarreling, and thoughts of girls. Not good.” He wrinkled his face in disgust, in such a caricature of the usual expression, I wondered if the wavelength of the original thought impulse from overmind to avatar had mutated in transit.
Baba mounted the lower step again, as he had done the last interview. He wrapped his arms about me, hugged tightly, while I pondered. This pondering soon turned into critical reflection where my very survival under Baba was at stake. I was being thrown a “test” I was not sure I could handle. My mind was forced to suddenly make hair-pin turns.
If the hallmark of this session with Baba was my own impurity, then I was presently under a spiritual magnifying glass as never seen before. And any kind of unexpected key could squeeze open a new skeleton closet. Baba’s hug grew tighter. Then that subterranean spider of a thought crept out of some dark abyss. I almost repelled it before I fully sensed it, if that were possible. Nevertheless it got through in an icy quiet, and speculated deep things — notice how his [Baba’s] breathing has become a pant, deeper, more intensified. Feel his pelvis twisting. Why does he need to twist his pelvis. Especially in the region of the loins. Accidental? No, not for one who is that conscious. I doubt a detail slips by him. Then, is this some strange divine passion that only the initiates encounter at the higher stages, and could that be some kind of…well…nonspecific pan-sexuality, or bisexuality…or…or…am I twisting something that is innately pure into something that it is not, due to my own suspicions and evils? Yet Baba’s pelvis kept nudging and twisting from my abdomen on down. Not hard but gently, almost as though it had the nerve endings of a hand.
Yet if Baba were healing me or opening skeleton closets, it was not without some risk — and you only take risks with things you value. Then I feared  that Baba might perceive my edginess — not that he shouldn’t know if he is omniscient, but he might choose to dwell on it. And my high sin would be the primal insult to God, blasphemy in the most profound sense. The penalty for which might be expulsion from his presence. Yet, could he in love test me beyond my capacities, knowing I would stumble?
I felt an electric flash of self-conscious anxiety as Baba broke the hug. He held me back and looked penetratingly into my eyes, asking, “What’s wrong, you do not like it?” Then I knew that I could not possibly bail out now, or call his cards, for I would hang in space with insufficient evidence to satisfy me either way. And I would go through life without a way of ever knowing for sure who or what he really was, with the perennial question, “What about his miracle?” hanging in mind. And certainly a hug was not as bad a cliffhanger as the least of the initiatory rites of the Himalayan nights of the rishis, or the heat yogas at Lhasa, and probably it all panned out as angels’ dreams anyway.
“No, Baba, I like it very much. Great gift, great privilege.”
“You are not pulling hard. Very weak hug. You do not like to hug?”
“Baba,” I justified, hoping I had some ground left not to back out, “I was afraid to hug too tightly, maybe some discomfort for you.”
“No, Rowdie. [Tal Brooke’s nickname given by Baba]” In an instant we were embracing again until he was satisfied. I really locked in, giving almost a chest-crushing squeeze. His pelvis moved far less, still it moved. I wished I could just shoot the whole area with Novocain and forget about it. […]
Baba looked content, and I felt relieved, if not on the brink of a new breakthrough in understanding. The curtains opened and eyes glistened back from the dark corners of the room in ravenous wonder. It had been a long interview. […]

from chapter 8, pages 125 to 132
[The author is now troubled about whether to stay in India or not; he is now in a group interview with Sai Baba] Just as we were about to get up and leave, he looked at me in the eye and asked, “Private interview? You have questions?” And I did, because I was starting to panic about where to go.
The dark velvet drapes shut behind me and Baba looked searchingly into my eyes. “What do you want?” The question came with the force of a psychic whammy. On a high precipice of choice, I automatically went through several gear shiftings of awareness.
The problem of staying in India had now disappeared. The priorities were suddenly totally different. […] Something helped me talk. “Baba, I offer you my life as a son, as a servant, for your direction, to have completely and do whatever you will.” As though a covenant had been made, “I am also your property, sir. I am also your servant,” Baba replied.
Still nosing up a waterfall like a Canadian salmon, my quest cannot end until the full tribute is consummated. I must acknowledge my deepening faith. “No, Baba. You are Mahapurusha, the Lord of the Universe, within that body. You can’t fool me. I am your property, your servant. I am you. I want to be an Arjuna, Lord.”
We embraced automatically, his wiry cloud of hair surrounding my face. I wondered what kind of deep soul cleansing was going on. Then huge force surged from Baba to me, almost visibly sparking. “Guru kripa, shakti paat, power purification,” I thought.
I stood hugging that same unreachable Messiah who stood atop the pagoda, whom tens of thousands came to see, who often wept, just for a glimpse of or a touch, or a smile. A still, musing voice entered my head. It spoke of great things in the table of fortune. A prince is being crowned into life and glory, a once and future king.
Baba broke the embrace and held me back. “Do you want a wife?” […] “Baba, I don’t need to get married, do I?” “No, Rowdie, there is no male or female. In the end, there is only God.” Baba reached out to embrace me again, pulling me strongly. The musing voice pondered Baba’s comment, “There is no male or female.” […] Now the musing voice likened the embrace with Baba to the meeting of God, and God, breaking the wall of maya to merge.
Baba’s nudging pelvis stopped. Then suddenly a hand unzipped my fly, with the facile smoothness of turning a doorknob, and went into my pants, as though it knew the location of each stitch of cloth and each zipper step. Then, like an adder returning home at dusk, the hand burrowed into the mouth of my underpants. I froze, a lump in my throat.
If Truth required these kinds of impossible labyrinths, I had already made my vow to see it through. Some day I would see the overview one way or another. I stood my ground, and tried not to noticeably flinch hoping this touching would end soon. My mind now raced trying to go up the escalator of possibilities of what was really going on. […]
Baba’s hips continued to shift again as he squeezed an unresponsive organ that had about as much interest in rising up as it desired a bath in liquid helium. It was frozen out, and not even a legion of nude Middle Western belly dancers could thaw it out at this point.
[At this point the author starts narrating about his piercing intimate warfare between two kind of thoughts inside him: the rational and battling one, looking at what was going on with cold, lucid and merciless eyes; and the devotional one, which was wanting to further and totally surrender to Baba. The first one was seeing the thing as what it was seeming to be, e.g. Baba satisfying his homosexual lust using the context of a spiritual master/disciple relationship; consequently, Tal would have had to leave Baba. The second one was instead seeing the thing as some kind of misunderstood purification, or as a test, or as something that Tal could not comprehend, since his spiritual level was far distant from Baba’s level, and that only for this reason was seeming a bad thing; consequently, Tal would have had to surrender totally to Baba. Finally this last one was Tal’s choice on that moment.]
The balance tips faster; of course — blasphemous accusations fading — lust contradicts Baba’s nature. Therefore it does not exist in him. He cannot sin, because it is not in him to do so. Blind faith, a new generalized optimism enters the horizon. The verdict — Baba is innocent.[…]
My legs continued to shake nervously. I had not responded to Baba. Baba removed his hand from my pants and zipped my fly. The entire dilemma had lasted about half a minute. And I had not responded. It wasn’t so bad, I thought, echoing those first words after once bravely receiving my first hypodermic injection as a very small child. This moment I would lock in an inner vault deep in my mind not to be opened for a year and half.
Smiling proudly, slightly flushed, Baba said, “Very happy. Go now.” He waved with familial informality. […] “Oh, Baba. Do you want me to go to Whitefield?” […] “Of course sir, of course. You stay with me in Whitefield. You are near and dear.” […] “Go tomorrow. Then come to Whitefield, Brindavanam. Then many interviews and lessons in sadhana for all foreigners. I will train you.”

from chapter 24, pages 307 to 319
[After the ending of the previous anecdote, the author got more deeply involved in the life inside the Sai Baba’s inner circle of western devotees. In that situation he lives for long time in a continuous alternating of high and low spirits, good and bad moments, prizes and punishments, “tests of faith”, strange encounters, intimate battles of faith between biblical spiritual point of views (denying Sai Baba), and Sai Baba’s spirituality, which was attracting him down and down again, more deeply involved. Now Tal Brooke is inside his cabin, and his fellow Surya Das is coming.]
It was the evening of June 18. I could hear Surya Das’s steps near the front porch. I was hungry […] but when his form slowly lumbered through the dark porch into the living room light, I knew instantly upon seeing his face as he flung back his shawl headdress that there was a surprise but it had nothing to do with food. The awesome burden of whatever revelation he had flooded his face and I knew it might be unbearable. He stood in the doorway, hand on hip, sighing, slightly shaking his head, the anxious depth in his black eyes carrying a look of silent tormented abandon. […] The only word that he could get out of his mouth was a ponderous “Well…” and I second-guessed the rest with a tone of total certainty, “…I’m not going to believe what you’re about to tell me.”
“Right”
“It’s going to totally blow my mind.”
“Yup.”
“It’s about Sai Baba.”
“You guessed it.”
My heart was beating furiously, my mind somehow in tune enough to be already arming itself. […] Then I told him, “Okay, let’s hear the whole thing from beginning to end, every detail, don’t rush to the crux of the thing without leading up to it.”
“You know the teahouse in Whitefield, the one where a lot of the Anglo-Indian guys hang out?”
“Never been there, but go ahead.”
“Well, I went in there for some tea and ran into some of the guys whom I’ve talked to a number of times. I joined them, and we soon got on the subject of spiritual things. Well, they were sort of half-interested. Then I got on the subject of Baba. They wouldn’t say anything. I kept pressing it and they kept quiet. Finally a guy named Raymond and I went for a walk near the Carrolls’ house. I kept pressing him. He was very quiet. I knew he had something to say, so I got his complete confidence. He asked me to tell nobody, to swear to keep this a secret, that what he was about to tell me only two other guys knew, that not even his friends in the teahouse knew it. Furthermore, he was under an oath to his best friend, Patrick, not to tell a soul. He said he had a sudden feeling of responsibility for my soul, and that was why he was taking the chance, despite his legitimate fear of Baba’s supernatural powers. That unprotected, he or his family might get destroyed, that there have been instances before of local people being under a curse. […]
Anyway, Raymond described me how about two years ago, a few months before you met Baba, Patrick… you know the one, the real good-looking Anglo-Indian with long hair and the sensual look. Yea, the really good-looking, well-built guy who hangs around Whitefield… Okay, well Patrick went to Brindavan one day, and sat among a whole crew of Americans who were just passing through town for a few weeks. Well, Baba thought that Patrick was one of the freaks from the States you know, because of his long hair and light skin. So he invited Patrick in with all the others for the interviews he gave to the Americans.”
“Uh-huh,” I responded with a slow deliberate sigh.
“Well, one day after one of those interviews, Baba kept him over for a private interview.” […] “Well…,” Surya Das said slowly shaking his head. “…Aw man you’re not going to believe this. But I’m gonna have to tell you anyway. At any rate, Baba treated him like he does you, you know, all the special attention beside the chair, addressing things only to him, smiling a lot. When all the others left and Baba got him alone, he did dis usual number of materializing things and telling him his inner secrets, though I don’t know why the devil he didn’t know that Patrick just lived down the road. Well, the next thing that happened was that in one smooth motion, Baba reached down and unzipped Patrick’s fly, and pulled his tool out.” Surya Das stopped for a long pause as though to say, “Okay, are you ready for this next one?”
“Well, when he worked Patrick up… Man I don’t know why the guy just stood there and put up with this crap. In fact when I asked Raymond, all he said was that Patrick was only about 17, horny, perhaps a little naive, and I guess didn’t give a blue jay what the other partner was. Maybe he was curious or just wanted to see that whole weird thing through, or maybe the kid’s a bisexual. Though Raymond told me that Patrick is only interested in girls, and just may have had some what-ya-call liberal curiosity. But at any rate he had an erection all right, and the next thing that happened is really gonna blow your mind. Baba lifted his robe and inserted the thing. That’s right. Maybe he’s got a woman’s organ and a man’s organ down there. Yeah, a hermaphrodite. But he honestly inserted it. Patrick said it felt just like a woman, though it may have just been between his legs.”
[The author then questions that Baba being a hermaphrodite seems to be an improbable thing. Surya Das supposes a supernatural explanation of Baba being male/female, then he says:] “Maybe the guy just transmutes, you know, shift his protoplasm around at will. At any rate, Raymond told me that just at the moment before Patrick was through, Baba pulled him out and collected his semen in a little white handkerchief.
“This is really too much,” I remarked grimly. “Do you think it’s some kind of a lie or hoax?”
“I wish it was, but I get a total feeling that it’s true. The guy just was not lying. It was not a come-on. He was dead serious and scared. He was sticking his neck out. I know people and this guy was telling the truth. At any rate let me continue. Baba collected the stuff, and then told him that the whole world lay in the palm of his hand, and that anything Patrick wanted, he could have. That Baba was planning a special position for him, like Raja Reddy. That Patrick could move in and live there, and be with Baba to spread his mission throughout the world. […] At any rate he [Patrick] stopped going and that was it.”
“Okay,” I announced despondently, “are you ready for this one?”
“I guess I’m as ready as I’ll ever be. After this I could hear just about anything and it couldn’t be any more shocking.”
“By the way, before I go into this, I should tell you that among the guys whom Baba has already ‘purified’ by pulling out the lingam [the lingam is an Hindu phallic symbol], are Wendel, Phil… Yeah, I know he’s married but one day Phil confided this to me. And that’s not all. There was the disciple of Yogi Bhajan, there was also ‘Alpine Schwartz’, the tall dude with the blue ski cap. Yeah, he told Wendel one day at the Whitefield ice-cream stand how Baba […] pulled his drawers down, handled it for a minute presumably to cleanse it of ‘heat’. That’s not all. There was also a guy who only passed through for a few days, and by the way, that’s why. One day Wendel and I were at the Chinese restaurant off Brigade Road, and right at the table next to us were Gordon, the jewel-cutter from Los Angeles, and this guy from U.C.L.A. who I thought was blaspheming Baba. He was talking at full pitch, describing to them how Baba was a ‘homo’, how Baba got him in for one of those private interviews and pulled his fly down, and started to go to town. He said it scared the hell out of him, and he practically ran out from the place with his fly down. Baba chased him to the door calling him panic-stricken as the kid just left. Wendel and I at the time just thought the guy wasn’t mature enough to handle or transcend his own negative projections and cultural hang-ups. But then you’ve got to ask yourself, if Baba’s omniscient, why he does pick people who’re going to misinterpret it and blow the whistle on him?” [Then Tal Brooke starts telling Surya Das his own experience, the one we’ve seen above]
“But there’s another extra side of this,” I added. “There is also an occult aspect about the semen. Check this out. One day I heard Phil’s confession as we were returning to Whitefield on a bus. How Baba did to him what he had done to me. At least none of us even thought about getting up. But what Phil told me, and you know he used to teach astrology at the Six Day School in Frisco, having been into it for over 10 years, is the fact that semen is one of the most potent things used in really heavy occult stuff. The vital essence of life or whatever. Perhaps even Alistair Crowley used it. No doubt that’s why there’s such a heavy emphasis on sex in covens. […] But if semen is invaluable, sperm […] must be the most precious thing that someone who is into sorcery can use.”
A chilly silence filled the air. “Think what kind of unsuspecting gold mine Baba might have in the Veda School lads. Several hundreds kids disciplined severely into celibacy whom Baba uses as a kind of sperm-bank. Even then, Phil told me that he quite frankly suspected that such was the source of Baba’s powers.” […]
The next afternoon Patrick and Raymond did come. Very sobered, less flippant then usual, Patrick’s account followed virtually word-for-word what Surya Das had told me the fateful night before. Then when I told them all my story, they weren’t surprised. I aired my thoughts. “Your account can’t be contrived because if there’s nothing else I know, one thing I do know, and that is that I have personally stood alone before Baba with my pants down to my knees.” All of us would depart, sworn to mutual secrecy till more data came in. Patrick would urge me to remain quiet, perhaps to protect his family, at least from disgrace, at the same time understanding my relentless quest for the truth.

from chapter 25, pages 333-334
[The thing keeps on growing. The author comes to know from Wendel that Sai Baba was knowing (supposedly in a supernatural way, since nobody would have said nothing about those incidents) that he and Surya Das had known of Patrick’s incident, as well as he was knowing Tal Brooke’s rage. Here he explains this:]
Wendel confided, “you know a few hours after you and Surya Das left, Baba arrived and the first thing he did was come up to me and bring me into his quarters down there.” […]
In the privacy of the suite, Baba looked into Wendel’s eyes questioningly. “What is wrong? Have you seen Tal? What does he say? Doubts? Bad faith?” Baba even sounded hurt and jealous. At that point Wendel had told Baba nothing about his knowledge of the terrible incident and our mission to him, evidently quite stunned by Baba’s question. No human being could have told Baba a thing. Yet Wendel asked himself why Baba need questioning him. […]
Then out of the blue, Baba mentioned to Wendel a certain person, a rather pretty lad from Whitefield whom Wendel had perhaps seen a few times and knew of through Surya Das and me. Baba’s words came in rapid, urgent, and even panicky whispers, informing and warning Wendel. Sequences jumped around like a fragmented dream. “Some two years ago, one coming, a Whitefield hippie. Long hair, muscles, American shirt saying ‘love’. Not love, lust. Only interest is girls, not God. Sitting in darshan line, pretending to be an American. Swami knows.” The rest was garbled until the teenager, Patrick, was accused by Baba of spreading damaging rumours. “False lies. Blind jealous reaction after I tell him to go. Now others believing lies. His word over Swami’s!” Perhaps Baba gave Wendel a hug as a remainder of the purity of his love, and then Wendel was dismissed […]
Sathya Sai Baba, the Faithful and the True…?
As we’ve seen in the page related to the Revelation of St. John, SB is considered as the one who into the Revelation is defined “the Faithful and the true”. The same with Sai Baba’s name, Sathya, means Truth, and he consider himself and is considered, among the many various things, as the embodiment of Truth and Righteousness. There’s an interesting anecdote from Tal Brooke’s book “Lord of the Air”:
“[Two American girls devotees of SB, India and Marsha, had a serious problem dating back to before meeting him. They had lost their passports, and had to justify themselves before Indian authorities for six months of staying in India without a visa; besides they were considered persona non grata because they frequented an hashish smuggler. With great surprise to everybody, Sai Baba shows a letter and states that he pleaded their cause in front of the authorities, and that he had someway vouched for them, saying that he had always been with the girls, that was obviously false.] Baba then proceeded to read the letter in Telugu as Nanda faithfully translated every word […] In the background were enthusiastic outbursts that sounded like “… aw gee Baba, that’s incredible.” Which it was! It was a white lie to protect them, and a risk on the part of Baba. A few lines later, Gill […] interrupted Baba midway in a sentence. “Baba, that’s a lie”. It hurt him to say it, and his tone, wounded and bewildered, seemed to say, “Aw, why do you have to make me say this. I don’t like it, but I haven’t any choice”.
[Then there are moments of silence and very strong tension, Baba is about to rebate.] As keenly as I was now watching for it, and as much as I hated to admit, Baba appeared to manifest a human reaction when I had anticipated a transcendental leap into divine equanimity as being most logical. The scroll in Baba’s hands was shuddering visibly, as Baba wound and unwound it “nervously”. His face seemed to twitch, and although he continued to smile compassionately, there seemed to be a contradictory surge of emotion beneath this.
His voice quavered just a bit as he spoke rapid English. “Not a lie,” Baba replied, awed that Gill would say such a thing. “Not a lie! Your mistake, your misunderstanding”.
“But Baba, the fact is that India and Marsha were not with you in Whitefield all that time they were in Darjeeling and lost their passports. Couldn’t ya have done it another way?”
“Small mind, not understanding. God is everywhere, I am everywhere, I brought them to me. Everywhere is in me. Darjeeling . Whitefield. Prashanti Nilayam, is all with me.”
“I know, I know that Baba, but […] the fact remains that you told a lie… India and Marsha were not with you in Whitefield.”
“I wrote this letter out of pure love, divine love. Not a lie, sir. […] Your misunderstanding, unable to see divine love because of jealousy – you want a letter, so when I give extra grace to make a special letter, you are jealous.”
“Now Baba, that isn’t so. I’m not jealous… I had to say it, and if the situation repeated itself a thousand times over, I’d still do the same thing.” [Gill poi continua] “And Baba… the food in the canteen. You’ve told us for months that we must eat satwic food, pure food without spices. Yet the food in the canteen is so hot… I mean full of peppers this big…,” indicating with his fingers, “…that it physically torments me to eat it.”
Baba explained, “For Indian peoples, there is a special nourishment in pepper, source of special energy, vitamins and minerals. You Americans not understanding. Pepper diet the same, all over India.”
“But then Baba, why do you tell us to avoid spicy food […]? Isn’t it the same for everybody?”
“For Indians, it’s all right, but for Americans, it causes wrong desires and wrong thoughts.”
That ended the subject. Gill continued staring at the floor puzzled as Baba laughed understandingly at his ignorance. […] Gill’s outburst turned what was to be a sweet grace-filled interview into something so strident that almost nobody could swallow the ill feeling. And though things had blown over, the memory of the jarring attack hadn’t blown away one iota, nor the tiny imperfections in Baba’s explanations.”

Comment: Evidently, Gill was correct. By saying that spicy food is good for Indians but not for americans, Sai Baba implied that Gill was right, but he didn’t answer the question and he ridiculed him before everyone. Quite a suitable behaviour for an “omniscient God”… here is something on food from Sai Baba:
As the food, so the mind; as the mind, so the thought; as the thought, so the act. Food is an important factor […] The scriptures classify food as sathwic, rajasic and tamasic and relate these three types to the three mental modes (gunas) of the same names. […] Man boils, fries, melts, mixes and adopts various methods of cooking in order to satisfy the cravings of the tongue, the eye and the nose. As a consequence, the food value of these articles is either reduced or destroyed. […] Food having too much salt or pepper is rajasic and should be avoided; so also too much fat and starch, which are thamasic in their effects on the body.” (Sanathana Sarathi, 1979. Discourse given on Hospital Day, 21 September 1979)
Gill was referring to the over-boiled, spicy soups (thus void of any nourishment) and spicy sambar soup which was often a main dish at Sai Baba’s canteen. Tal Brooke also complained about it, precisely the sort food that Sai Baba warns against! . So Gill’s question was legitimate and Sai Baba was wrong. To ridicule a questioner in front of all is hardly the way God would react to a devotee, one would imagine?
Gill was finally expelled from Prashanti Nilayam ashram, forced to leave Sai Baba’s village. However contradictory, hysterical, arrogant, illiberal and rude Sai Baba is, devotees always explain it away according to the indoctrinated formulae about the victims like ‘too much ego’, ‘bad man’ ‘arrogant doubter’ and so on. Meanwhile, they accept that Sai Baba is as he claims:

• totally pure and compassionate, nothing but love embodied (but a tormentor of those who he wants to keep in line)
• omniscient (but he’s not able to answer judiciously a simple question)
• full of bliss and equaniminity (but reacting hysterically)
• carrier of truth and righteousness (but ready to tell lies for his devotees’ sake)
• good, generous, humble and compassionate (but he expels you if you contradict him).

Conclusion: This behaviour does not at all proclaim a divine “master”, the Supreme God in person? Yet,at Prashanti Nilayam this kind of things is everyday fare from Sai Baba.

Avatar of Night: The Hidden Side of Sai Baba. – BROOKE, TAL Avatar of Night: The Hidden Side of Sai Baba. BROOKE, TAL . Price: $30.00. ISBN: 0-7069-1483-X. Ghaziabad, India:: Vikas Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.,, 1982. http://www.bibliopolis.com/main/books/results.html
Also: Avatar of Night (Berkeley: End Run Publishing, 1999).
Lord of the Air: Tales of a Modern Antichrist (Eugene: Harvest, 1990). ISBN 0-89081-834-7
Sai Baba, Lord of the Air (New Delhi: Vikas, 1979).
Riders of the Cosmic Circuit (Tring: Lion/Sutherland: Albatross Books, 1986).


Information on the Public Petition for Official Investigations of Sathya Sai Baba and His Worldwide Organization
See also Devotee attacks on the Sai petition and petitioners

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Ladies Day – Sathya Sai Baba vs. genuine female emancipation (up-dated)

Posted by robertpriddy on March 8, 2011

Sathya Sai baba on his invalid golden 'buggy chair' surrounded by male bodyguards

LADIES DAY is one day a year, the rest of the year  it’s  a man’s world at all  Sai Baba’s ashram, before his death and after

The male chauvinist who proclaimed himself the creator of the world and of man and women, Sathya Sai Baba, decided in the mid 1990s to try to engage women by introducing a ‘Ladies Day’ on every November 19th. This came after at least five decades of his full marginalisation of women in his ashrams and organisations… made to sit at the rear of every event and not on chairs (as men he wished to flatter were). Thereafter, there was the one day a year – Ladies Day – when women did not have to sit on the ground and got prominent places! Otherwise nothing changed! Living in a male chauvinist environment, he wanted to prolong the traditional roles assigned to but a tiny handful of all females in India. Everyone who saw anything of Sai Baba’s ashrams know that it was a man’s world above all else and women took second place, if that, at best in all things that mattered except service to men in general.

One quote of Sai Baba from Ladies Day 1995 much bandied by devotees was:
“Women should take the correct path then men will follow suit, as it is the women who have to take the leading role. The wife is half of the husband; if she becomes good, then her husband, who is the other half, will also become good.”
In other words, women are to lead men be being good first and foremost, so she must bear the burden for the male traditionalists.

Sai Baba made many other typically insubstantial claims, such as:-

 ladies-1b The typical ‘spiritual’ religious ploy of putting women on a spiritual pedestal, but trampling on their rights in everyday life, Sai Baba did not recognise women on a level with men in his ashrams, and never spoke out against India’s worst crimes against them: massive prostitution, countless dowry deaths (i.e. cynical murders of young wives) , social nihilation of widows etc.
ladies-2scans from: Sanathana Sarathi Nov-Dec 1995 The Vedas propose countless practices which are only given massive lip service in India today, and with reason, they are mostly useless or worse, redundant and revanchist in the more enlightened world of today

For decades he evidently imagined that his ‘teaching’ on women was divinely inspired, though it was simply a reinforcement of the subjugating attitudes and conditions that had always ruled. His views were 90% traditional Indian fare, that is – for the status quo in a country where women are exploited to extreme degrees in the home and workplace, who have traditionally been excluded from nearly all male occupations, who can be seen to be treated by most men as subservient, second-rate citizens! Remarkably, Sathya Sai Baba claimed (19/11/ 2010  shortly before his 85th birthday and death)  that his Ladies’ Day  would be of major importance in forwarding women’s rights through future generations! Considered on the background of the world struggle for genuine female emancipation from their traditional roles and social suppression as represented by the suffragettes in Britain and now expanding throughout the world, Sai Baba’s claim reminds of his many other delusions of grandeur.

While still Indian President, Shrimata Prathiba Devisingh Patil, attended this Ladies’ Day at Prashanthi Nilayam, worshipped Sai Baba and gave an address to the crowds about women. It was wholly evident from this address – along with many of his statements about women and their role in life and society, that the values they supported are very largely opposed to those of International Women’s Day, the 8th of March (see Wikipedia).

India's President, Pratibha Patil, worshipping Sathya Sai Baba On Ladies Day, 2010, woman President Patel of India said:
Today, we are gathered at Puttaparthy to begin the 85th Birthday celebrations of Sri Sathya Sai Baba.I pay my regards and I wish him the very best on this occasion. His progressive views on the role of women are inspiring. (see http://www.ssso.net/091110/191110.html)

Progressive views? Surely, about the last word one can associate with Sai Baba’s views – especially on women – is ‘progressive’? That the first female President of India finds them so speaks volumes about the lack of real female emancipation – even intellectually – in India. Sai Baba saw women first and foremost to be a home maker, a mother and a chaste second-string to her husband. He never so much as commented on the huge number of murders of brides and young wives due to dowry disagreement or other dissatisfaction. (eg. dowry deaths in Delhi alone were put at 6 1/2 thousand official figures. Unofficial ly at 25,000. BBC World TV).

“Today is 19th November (1999). It is celebrated as Ladies’ Day to remind you of the importance of the mother.” (Sai Baba, Sanathana Sarathi, 12/99. p. 365). It was he who should have been reminded, since he let his own mother live in isolation (her husband having left her) and in penury (see full account and photo of the tiny shack in which she lived while he rolled in luxury in his ashram nearby).

Neither Sai Baba nor President Patil expressed anything supportive of the most central modern feminist ideals – equality of women with men throughout society, not least in the workplace as regards equal opportunities, rights and – not least – equal payment for equal work. Instead,  Sai Baba continually harped back on the mythical past of Rama’s rule and the example of Savitri – a women whose intense prayers brought her dead husband back as a blessing from the death deity!

International Women’s Day already has its centenary this year, 2011! If the following is progressive, I would like to know in what sense and to whom it applies (i.e. surely not fully grown Indian men?) … “You should conduct yourself according to the wishes of your mother. Do not disobey her.” (Sai Baba – Sanathana Sarathi 12/99, p. 365).

On another Ladies Day, Sai Baba said:As today is a sacred day dedicated to women, they should change themselves and help to change the men and the children. They should develop the qualities of sympathy, compassion; love and sacrifice. Study the lives of our great women, who were models of patience, fortitude, compassion and sacrifice. I desire that you should take up the reins of leadership and bring peace and prosperity to the nation by leading ideal lives.” (Sathya Sai Speaks Vol 28, Chapter 32 ‘When Women Are Honoured’).

Comment: The values listed  – patience, fortitude, compassion, and sacrifice – are noteworthy because surely they the very qualities which have made women endure without revolt the vast injustices of patriarchal and male chauvinist societies throughout history. He never once elected a single women to be a leader over any group with adult males in it… words belied by his non-actions.

Lacking democracy and ‘rights’ for women Sai Baba did not allow women in central positions in any of his institutions except those exclusive to women. Not one is represented on his Sathya Sai Central Trust or Prashanthi Council. He avoided women on most occasions, a frequently observed and reported fact even by some very keen devotees. Women in the ashrams who work (not the moneyed women visitors with jewels and costly silk saris) are employed mostly only in traditional women’s jobs in India – washerwomen, sweepers, orderlies, nurses. A few were doctors at his hospitals. Women were in general not provided with the same facilities as men at ashram events, such as chairs at conferences, nor were they allotted places on his much-envied veranda (apart from two three on the periphery). At his walkabout ‘darsans’, he very often simply strode past the women’s side and lavished his attention on men and boys, as we know why. All in all, Sai Baba must all have been and remain very confusing to women devotees!  Numerous students have reported that he is a strong misogynist, a reputation that has dogged him for decades.

“Bhagavan then delivered His discourse, in the course of which. He extolled the role of mother as the moulder of the family and the first teacher for children. In the evening, there was a cultural programme entitled ‘Naari Shakti’ (The power of women), which highlighted the glory of Indian womanhood as revealed in the story of Savitri, who brought back her husband from the Lord of death. ” (Editor Sanathana Sarathi 12/96. pp. 328 & 329)
” For Indian (Bharatiya) women, the first duty is to reform the home and run it along ideal lines! The home and the family is the basic social institution everywhere in the world. When the home improves, the whole world will be better.” Sai Baba at Prashanthi Nilayam on Ladies day – 19/10/1996. (Sanathana Sarathi, Dec. 1996, p. 334)

There is no lack of male teachers, nor of women who are unmarried or whose children have grown up. These women could teach. The faulty assumption Sathya Sai Baba implied is that it is due to the negligence of the home by women that the whole world has become as it  We know how Sai Baba saw the world through extremely jaundiced eyes as a place where unrighteousness rules and almost everything is wrong. Yet he puts the burden of the home and the family on women, and hence – due to the family being central to life, the burden of the world on them, just as men have done throughout most of history! His belief is wholly untenable, of course, a prejudice of bygone ages. However, he bemoaned the fact that women are empowered to work outside the home and earn. Again, he harps back to the past he wants to revive:-

Sai Baba seemed to dither back and forth between the tradition he knows from Indian village life and the more modern approach many of his middle-class Indian ladies and most foreign devotees now hold. Women must in effect do two jobs if need be:- “A lady must look after the home first and then work outside, if necessary… she can study to get degrees, enter politics or do any other work but she should not neglect the home, which is the very foundation of her life.” (Sanathana Sarathi, Dec. 1997, p. 327-8).

No need to stick to the same opinion at all, so Sai Baba changes tack to:-
“…in the modern world, it is necessary for the women to share the burden of maintaining the family with their husbands and so the women should also pursue studies as much as possible and take up suitable jobs to share the burden of the family. It will smack of selfishness if the males prevent them from going to work for which they have acquired the requisite qualifications. Women can control the whole world for themselves by virtue of their inherent qualities of love and spirit of sacrifice.(Sai Baba in a discourse, 19/4/1999 at Kodaikanal. Sanathana Sarathi, July 1998, p. 172)
So now we see that Rama – whose view on women is praised inordinately by Sai Baba – must have been seriously wrong, after all:-

Of course, no more than a very few women ever be seen in leadership positions in India. 
In a crafty turnaround from his “women’s place is in the home” talk, Sai Baba suddenly pronounced: “Women too are doing all jobs equal to men. In fact, women do work more sincerely with dedication. Svami questioned the Director of the Indian Telephone Industries when he came to see Svami, about the percentage of women employed in the industry. He said 99% of the employees were women and added that women do better work than men. They do not stop or step out till the allotted work is completed. They have the work culture better than men. It is nowhere stated in any sacred text that women should only cook and not do work like men.”  (Sai Echoes from Kodai Hills, 1998, p. 48-9).

Here, Sai Baba saw it as exemplary that cheap women’s labour is exploited in the most boring and repetitive work of telephone exchanges (as they were earlier). These women must work long hours, then be home makers supreme etc.  This is far closer to the degradation of women than respecting and honouring them.

See more on Sai Baba quotations (editorially warped,) and utter nonsense about women

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Seeking the truth about Sathya Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on March 5, 2011

There can be a stark difference between what one tells about honestly as one perceived and interpreted and – on the contrary – the facts as based on independent and more penetrating investigation. An honest witness who has been unknowingly misled will misrepresent actual states of affairs. One can be truthful about ones subjective experiences, while these experiences may remain very far from the truth of things which lie behind (or otherwise hidden from) those experiences. Not only may the experience be the result of doctrinally framed perceptions but it may conflict with the evidence of both collective experience and systematic rational investigation.

Commonly shared perceptions and beliefs are often supported and reinforced largely by so-called ‘group effect’. This is group pressure to conform in belief and outward behaviour to what the group, organization, sect or cult stands for. Group effect is founded on what is most agreeable in a social environment – i.e. agreement rather than disagreement. Finding that someone agrees with us – about a favourite film or book for instance – is undoubtedly one of life small pleasures. But now scientists appear to have put their finger on why we take such delight in being of the same mind. Discovering that we are agreed with lights up the brain’s pleasure centres, they say. (Daily Mail) Researchers at the Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging at UCL (University College London) in collaboration with Aarhus University in Denmark have found that the ‘reward’ area of the brain is activated when people agree with our opinions. The study, published in the journal Current Biology, suggests that scientists may be able to predict how much people can be influenced by the opinions of others on the basis of the level of activity in the reward area (See here).

Obviously, to be truthful is not the same as knowing or stating what is actually true.  The bending of one’s perceptions and distortion of the meaning that can fairly be read into them is achieved through indoctrination, which can take many and varied forms – from the blatant to the most subtle and invidious. When one has developed a mindset which is largely organized by spiritual doctrine or religious faith, the truth of any matter is always more or less clouded and impenetrable. Those who have a very wide and well-balanced mindset will usually be able to interpret their perceptions in a less subjective manner than those who lack training in comparative studies, critical thinking, and psychological self-understanding.

In the case of Sathya Sai Baba, most considerable investigation is required to remove or dispel not only rumours but what seem to be solid facts, and all the more so in that censorious secrecy, and cover-up operate in his movement concerning his actual behaviour most of the time. Faced by concerted conscious deceit, it is very hard to get to the true state of affairs. For those who have developed the ‘true believer’ and blinkered self-programming and self-denigrating mentality of an emotional and dependent devotee, the task is almost insuperable. It require a figurative ‘smashing of the mirror’ of one’s own preconceptions and even a dear part of one’s self-image (i.e. that one could be deceived so long and so much). For those – the majority of followers – who have no or little opportunity of meeting him and observing him close up, or who do not know or have the confidence of persons close to him, the task of getting to the truth is virtually impossible.

Though I was sometimes very close to being a ‘true believer’, I always had some reservations about a number of his statements because of my scientific and philosophical background.  Not being able to learn many things about him from anyone – nor what he meant by his unclear words and discrepancies of word and act – became especially frustrating. Increasingly I considered events around him in the ashrams and in the Sathya Sai Organization to be ‘fishy’ or unsatisfactory and improperly explained. However, I was not severely jolted out of my complacent acceptance of the main import of Sathya Sai Baba’s life and work and much of his more acceptable Hindu-based teaching until I became one of V.K. Narasimhan’s very few close and trusted companions. His many privileged observations of Sathya Sai Baba – combined with his inside knowledge of what went on around him – gradually whittled away my mistaken interpretations of many things, until the bombshell struck I learned from him of the facts about the infamous police cold-blooded murder of devotees in Sai Baba’s own bedroom. This I have described elsewhere (see links to the documented facts and views on this) and – after the spell was first broken – the aftermath of this is described in my subsequent long investigations. Freed from the self-programming that is inevitable if one becomes positively involved with the Sai movement – my attitude necessarily became the more questioning (I allowed myself to investigate the sexual abuse allegations in depth) and so progressively more critical of Sathya Sai Baba and a great deal of what he now represents.


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Vishal Arora Indian journalist exposes Sathya Sai Baba 

Posted by robertpriddy on September 20, 2010

‘The Caravan’ Magazine on Sathya Sai Baba by independent investigative journalist Vishal Arora states:-

Sathya Sai Baba bedroom murders summarized by Vishal Arora, independent Indian journalist

As Arora found out, there is a most powerful and widely extended cadre of Sathya Sai Baba worshippers in power in India, most of whom having been outspoken as worshipping devotees for many years. Prestige, favours, money and, above all, the fear or ridicule for having been so thoroughly taken in by a widely accused pedophile and accomplice to murder of his own devotees is a powerful factor in their continued fear (and blocking) of investigations of any kind into Sathya Sai Baba. Vishal Arora writes:-
There is no lack of powerful, high-profile people cutting across political parties and spheres, professing their faith in Sai Baba.
Justice PN Bhagwati, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India in 1985 and 1986, calls him “divinity incarnate” in Baba is God in Human Form: Experiences of Divinity of Bhagwan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. In the same book, Shivraj Vishwanath Patil, currently Governor of Punjab and former Union Home Minister, says, “He is the knowledge; He is the wisdom personified.” Shankarrao Bhavrao Chavan, former Chief Minister of Maharashtra for two terms and former Union Home and Finance Minister, says he has “no hesitation in saying, whatever position and status I have is purely because of Bhagwan’s blessings.”
And further:-
Famous Indian laywer Kamini Jaiswal spoke to Vishal Arora about the blank refusal of the Supreme Court Petition against Sathya Sai Baba.

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Vishal Arora – New Delhi Indian Journalist – on Sathya Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on September 19, 2010


The independent Indian journalist, Vishal Arora, decided to investigate the highly controversial Sathya Sai Baba, and also visited his ashram to see for himself what it is like and how people behave and think there. The results were
startling, to say the least.
 

from 'The Caravan' article 'The Land of Illusion' by Vishal Arora, Indian journalist.

Snippits from the text of Arora's article


Sathya Sai Baba miracle phenomena debunked

 

TANYA DATTA, who presented a BBC documentary on Sathya Sai Baba, encountered a similar climate [(to Arora)]:

“On my first visit to Puttaparthi in 2003, I came across signs in the hostel warning guests that they could be arrested for ‘anti-Sai Baba activities.’ Although I had never heard of this law, the message seemed clear. During the making of the film, it became apparent that the Sai Baba lobby harnesses significant clout within powerful circles. These vested interests conspire to silence criticism and isolate those victims brave enough to tell their stories of abuse.
Allegations against Sai Baba aren’t new. “When I first started investigating him, I found allegations of a sexual nature dating back to the 70s,” Datta said. “The only constant was that these claims had not been investigated by the authorities.”
The testimony of one of Sai Baba’s ex-devotees seems pretty damning. In a signed statement dated 21 March 2001, furnished to me by a Delhi-based lawyer, Kamini Jaiswal, American Al Rahm alleged that Sai Baba had sexually molested him and his son. Rahm, then 45, and his wife Marisa, then 44, believed for 26 years that Sai Baba was a living God. During those years they frequented his ashram.

The shocking acceptance of sexual abuse by leaders who believed Sathya Sai Baba did molest sexually! This included
a leading office-bearer, Berniece Mead and the ‘lunatic fringe’ multi-millionaire donor of a complete hospital to Sathya Sai Baba, Isaac Tigrett:-

In the spring of 1974, when Al Rahm was 18, he said he was called for a private interview with Sai Baba: He seemed able to read my thoughts and appeared to manifest some oil with the wave of his hand. He said he was going to heal a digestive problem. As he rubbed the oil on my solar plexus, he lowered my pants and applied it to my genitals. Then he hugged me and began to kiss me on the mouth while pulling his legs up firmly against my genitals. He told me that he was my pleasure. Finally… he said that I should never tell anyone because they would not understand. I thought he was telling me that all pleasure and all experiences came through our relationship with God. At the time I couldn’t believe that he would have any sexual desire towards me and that it must be a cosmic message. After all, he is Sai Baba, the one presidents, prime ministers, doctors and lawyers come to from around the world.After hearing the accusations, Rahm immediately phoned Dr William Harvey, a fellow officer in the organisation. Harvey called it a test of their faith. Rahm then met Michael Goldstein, Sai Baba’s international coordinator, who seemed torn by the news. He promised to investigate. But then he returned from India. “Swami responded by saying ‘Swami is pure,’” Goldstein allegedly said.“Goldstein lied and has lied for many years all the while keeping sexual allegations about Sai Baba from innocent families like ours who were later abused by Sai Baba,” Rahm continued. “It could have been avoided if he took his position responsibly and admitted to the people that there had been devotees come forward with complaints since as early as the 1970s.” 

Al Rahm also said he telephoned Berniece Mead, who headed Sai Baba’s young adult educational programme in the US. Rahm said Mead wasn’t surprised the allegations were sexual in nature: “It always is.” Then she quietly ended the call, saying, “I wish you the best.”
“Sai Baba has said that the king makes the laws but the king is above the law,” Rahm continued. “Devotees are brainwashed. Many of them believe [Alaya’s] entire story and then say, ‘Well, Baba is god so he can do whatever he wants.’”

Sathya Sai Baba's sexual invasions seen by followers as 'union'

 

Vishal Arora on Wikipedia



visit http://www.caravanmagazine.in/Story.aspx?StoryID=314&Page=2

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Belief in Sai Baba miracles – Puttaparthi riches

Posted by robertpriddy on September 1, 2010

V.J. Ram (aka Janakiram) was a senior Indian CID officer who received the President’s Police Medal for having solved many difficult cases. His book on ‘The Godmen of India’ is extremely revealing, especially as regards the long history of criminal incidents connected to Sathya Sai Baba and his coterie. His sensational book is about several ‘godmen’ in India into whom he has investigated and found to be bogus and surrounded by criminal allegations with much circumstantial evidence to uphold them. ‘The Godmen of India’ can be ordered here – click

Belief in Sai Baba miracles - Puttaparthi residents

See also BBC Interview (plus video clip) on the cold-blooded murders in Sai Baba’s apartment with V.P.B. Nair, Former Home Secretary of Andhra Pradesh State

See YouTube Sai Baba fraud here

See Sai Baba classic legerdemain fumble here – on YouTube

Main overview of the 1993 bedroom murders and follow-up Further to this Resumé of the murders cover-up issue and The 1993 murder episode graphically explained in India’s ‘The Week’ Murders in the Prashanthi temple – reflections 1 On how I came to learn of the murders in the bedroom of Sai Baba, and how – despite misgivings – I rationalized the matter for some years until I was awoken to the realities by V.K. Narasimhan’s private confidences. Also: Murders in the Prashanthi temple – reflections 2

Main overview of the sexual allegations against Sai Baba through the decades and index of further pages detailing the accusations from all quarters See also: Security, surveillance and secrecy at Sathya Sai Baba’s ashrams


(Spanish version PETICIÓNPÚBLICA PARA INVESTIGACIONES OFICIALES)

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The Puttaparti Police expansion and Sai Baba

Posted by robertpriddy on August 22, 2010

V.J. Ram (aka Janakiram) was a senior Indian CID officer who received the President’s Police Medal for having solved many difficult cases. His book on ‘The Godmen of India’ is extremely revealing, especially as regards the long history of criminal incidents connected to Sathya Sai Baba and his coterie. His sensational book is about several ‘godmen’ in India into whom he has investigated and found to be bogus and surrounded by criminal allegations with much circumstantial evidence to uphold them. ‘The Godmen of India’ can be ordered here – click

The Puttaparthi police described by a senior CID investigator

See also BBC Interview (plus video clip) on the cold-blooded murders in Sai Baba’s apartment with V.P.B. Nair, Former Home Secretary of Andhra Pradesh State

Main overview of the 1993 bedroom murders and follow-up

Main overview of the sexual allegations against Sai Baba through the decades


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Sunday at Prashanthi Nilayam – part 3

Posted by robertpriddy on August 18, 2010

V.J. Ram (aka Janakiram) was a senior Indian CID officer who received the President’s Police Medal for having solved many difficult cases. His book on ‘The Godmen of India’ is extremely revealing, especially as regards the long history of criminal incidents connected to Sathya Sai Baba and his coterie. His sensational book is about several ‘godmen’ in India into whom he has investigated and found to be bogus and surrounded by criminal allegations with much circumstantial evidence to uphold them. ‘The Godmen of India’ can be ordered here – click


Need for security at Sai Baba ashrams

See also BBC Interview (plus video clip) on the cold-blooded murders in Sai Baba’s apartment with V.P.B. Nair, Former Home Secretary of Andhra Pradesh State

See also BBC Interview (plus video clip) on the cold-blooded murders in Sai Baba’s apartment with V.P.B. Nair, Former Home Secretary of Andhra Pradesh State

Overview – the 1993 bedroom murders and follow-up Further to this The 1993 murder episode graphically explained Murders in the Prashanthi temple – reflections 1 On how I came to learn of the murders in the bedroom of Sai Baba, and how – despite misgivings – I rationalized the matter for some years until I was awoken to the realities by V.K. Narasimhan’s private confidences. Also: Murders in the Prashanthi temple – reflections 2
 

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Sunday at Prashanthi Nilayam – part 1

Posted by robertpriddy on August 16, 2010

V.J. Ram (aka Janakiram) was a senior Indian CID officer who received the President’s Police Medal for having solved many difficult cases. His book on ‘The Godmen of India’ is extremely revealing, especially as regards the long history of criminal incidents connected to Sathya Sai Baba and his coterie. His sensational book is about several ‘godmen’ in India into whom he has investigated and found to be bogus and surrounded by criminal allegations with much circumstantial evidence to uphold them. ‘The Godmen of India’ can be ordered here – click
Report by CID officer of Indian police on Murder Sunday June 6, 1993, at Prashanthi Nilayam


Need for security at Sai Baba ashrams

See also BBC Interview (plus video clip) on the cold-blooded murders in Sai Baba’s apartment with V.P.B. Nair, Former Home Secretary of Andhra Pradesh State

Overview – the 1993 bedroom murders and follow-up Further to this The 1993 murder episode graphically explained Murders in the Prashanthi temple – reflections 1 On how I came to learn of the murders in the bedroom of Sai Baba, and how – despite misgivings – I rationalized the matter for some years until I was awoken to the realities by V.K. Narasimhan’s private confidences. Also: Murders in the Prashanthi temple – reflections 2
 

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Police expert on security at Prashanthi Nilayam

Posted by robertpriddy on August 14, 2010

V.J. Ram (aka Janakiram) was a senior Indian CID officer who received the President’s Police Medal for having solved many difficult cases. His book on ‘The Godmen of India’ is extremely revealing, especially as regards the long history of criminal incidents connected to Sathya Sai Baba and his coterie. His sensational book is about several ‘godmen’ in India into whom he has investigated and found to be bogus and surrounded by criminal allegations with much circumstantial evidence to uphold them. ‘The Godmen of India’ can be ordered here – click


Need for security at Sai Baba ashrams

See also BBC Interview (plus video clip) on the cold-blooded murders in Sai Baba’s apartment with V.P.B. Nair, Former Home Secretary of Andhra Pradesh State

See also BBC Interview (plus video clip) on the cold-blooded murders in Sai Baba’s apartment with V.P.B. Nair, Former Home Secretary of Andhra Pradesh State

Overview – the 1993 bedroom murders and follow-up Further to this The 1993 murder episode graphically explained Murders in the Prashanthi temple – reflections 1 On how I came to learn of the murders in the bedroom of Sai Baba, and how – despite misgivings – I rationalized the matter for some years until I was awoken to the realities by V.K. Narasimhan’s private confidences. Also: Murders in the Prashanthi temple – reflections 2
 

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